Pleasing my patients with my technical skills has been my greatest professional reward.
I’ve been an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing in Lakeland, Florida, since 1976. (FL License #006930)
Dental implants have always been my special interest. I actually placed my first dental implant in 1973 while a senior in dental school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry.
Hello I’m Dr. Kirkpatrick,
I began my post-graduate education with a dental degree from the University of Kentucky. I then completed a surgical residency in Maxillofacial Surgery from the University of Florida in Jacksonville.
Maxillofacial surgery requires 4-7 additional years of hospital-based formal post-graduate training in general surgery, anesthesia, emergency medicine, ENT, pediatrics, and plastic surgery. Dr. Kirkpatrick practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery with an emphasis on cosmetic facial surgery.
My personal mission is to use the experience I’ve gained over 30 years of residency and private practice to provide the highest quality care that is available in modern dental science.
Dr. Richards grew up in Lakeland Florida. His father was a general dentist and his grandfather was a general surgeon. As such he was exposed to medicine and dentistry at an early age. His father could fix anything and enjoyed flying, motorcycling and boating so Dr. Richards was exposed to all of these things in his youth.